Curry inmate receives $450,000 in settlement

Robin Fornof Curry County, or at least the board of directors of its insurance provider, agreed in December 2010 to pay a Clovis man $450,000 for his alleged mistreatment while housed at the juvenile detention facility. On Thursday, Commission Chairman Wendell Bostwick confirmed the settlement with Orlando Salas, 22, after details were made public in […]

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 11 p.m. Nov. 11 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard for a report of a homeless teen. A 16-year-old girl told the officer her parents were dead and she had been […]

New administrator hired at juvenile detention center

CNJ staff Tori Sandoval has been hired as administrator of the Curry County Juvenile Detention Center. Sandoval has been serving as interim administrator since the Jan. 12 resignation of Lucy Deluna, according to a press release. Previously a lieutenant at the adult detention center and in her third year with the county, she was transferred […]

3-7 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3 p.m. Feb. 18 an officer responded to Clovis Municipal Court for assistance with a juvenile. The judge told the officer she was having trouble with a 14-year-old she had assigned community service for numerous traffic tickets. She said she noticed […]

Police expect to make auto burglary arrests

Freedom New Mexico Police have two suspects in a Saturday auto burglary spree in north central Clovis. Beginning at 4 a.m. Saturday, police began receiving reports of auto burglaries in the 800 blocks of Prairieview Drive and Yucca Avenue. At least eight residents reported their vehicles broken into and burglarized, records show. Police Capt. Patrick […]

Juvenile detention center to expand capacity

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Curry County Juvenile Detention Center has increase its capacity by adding Dayroom East, which can hold six additional juveniles. For the first time since capacity was slashed by the state almost two years ago, the Curry County Juvenile Detention Center will be able to house more inmates. County Manager Lance […]

Law enforcement frustrated by juvenile system

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Anchalee Sanchez, left, trains Melissa Johnson on proper booking and releasing procedures Thursday at the Curry County Juvenile Detention Center. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Local police and the state agency that oversees troubled youths are at odds on how to handle juvenile criminal suspects. Clovis Police Capt. Patrick […]

Oct. 5, 2008 Police Blotter

CNJ Staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 5 p.m. Sept. 24 an officer was called to the 1000 block of South Prince Street for a juvenile problem.A woman said her granddaughter was suspended from junior high earlier in the day for using her cell phone and […]

May 22, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 2 p.m. May 15 an officer on duty at a school in the 1500 block of Sycamore was contacted by staff regarding drugs in school. The principal said he received information a student had marijuana in school and when confronted, the […]

Salas accused in attack

By CNJ Staff An 18-year-old serving a juvenile sentence for murder is now accused of attacking a guard with a pencil. According to KOB.com, guards went to Orlando Salas’ cell at the Youth Diagnostic and Development Center in Albuquerque. Officials told the station said Salas bit a guard’s hand, and then stabbed him three times […]

Dec. 20, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 11 a.m. Dec. 7 an officer responded to a school in the 1600 block of Sutter Place for a report of a weapon. An administrator said a folding knife was found in the pants pocket of a student […]

Future of juvenile detention center clouded

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County could lose its juvenile detention center if it does not add more detention officers, according to jail officials. Newly hired County Manager Lance Pyle said the county did not meet staffing requirements during an annual evaluation last month by the state Children, Youth and Families Department. He […]

Police Blotter 8-10

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3:30 p.m. Friday, an officer met with a man at the police department who said he had been battered by an employee at a bank in the 200 block of Main Street. The man said he was asked to step into […]

Aug. 2, 2006 Meetings Watch

The following is a summary of Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting. • Curry County Assessor Randy Williams reported his office has been receiving a high volume of calls with queries related to Curry County tax rates and overall property value. Williams said many calls are from military families associated with the 16th Special Operations Wing. […]

July 12, 2006 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around midnight Saturday an officer was dispatched to a restaurant in the 100 block of 21st Street in response to an assault. A female juvenile told the officer she had accepted a ride by a man who tried to touch and kiss […]

3/26 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: On Thursday morning, officers were called to a residence in the 2000 block of Jonquil Park in response to a report of a burglarized vehicle. They met with the owner who said the vehicle’s plastic cover was cut and several items were […]

Attempted escape fails

CNJ staff A 16-year-old male suspect slipped out of his handcuffs and escaped from a police car Saturday afternoon in the parking lot of the Curry County Juvenile Detention Center, running four to five blocks before he was apprehended, said Clovis Police Public Information Officer Lt. James Schoeffel. Officials found a small amount of methamphetamine […]

1/17 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, a vehicle was stopped by police for undisclosed reasons on the 200 block of Sheldon Street, and a juvenile passenger was arrested on a warrant out of Bernalillo County for violating probation. The 17-year-old female from Farwell […]

Police blotter — Dec. 14

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 11:20 p.m. Saturday, police went to an alternative school on the 900 block of Rencher Street in reference to a missing juvenile that was ordered by a court to be there. The 6-foot, 18-year-old male was last seen at 8 p.m. […]

12/11 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, police went to a business on the 1900 block of Prince Street in reference to a suspected shoplifter. A New Mexico State Police officer told Clovis police he saw the 16-year-old male attempt to steal five packages of […]